concerete cake stands – A Subtle Revelry

concerete cake stands

This is one of those projects that after it is done, I think to myself – I’m opening an Etsy shop and selling these for the rest of my life… Then we thought about how much they would be to ship… Oye. Although heavy, these concerete cake stands are a cinch to make. And at at the $3 a bag going rate for concrete, you could make about 300 for under $5, in just an afternoon. These cake stands are perfect for presents, parties, or your own at-home display.

To make the concrete cake stands, start with a small amount of concrete mixed in a bucket according to package directions. Use the mixture to fill a plastic cup and a cake pan. Use tinfoil temporary pie tins for easy removal. If you use regular kitchen tins you will need to coat the bottom first with plastic wrap to remove the dried concrete.

Pour the concrete in and let dry about twenty-four hours. Remove the cup or tins and use a concrete glue bond to attach the upside down cup to the plate to create the simple cake stands. To make the cake stands food safe (important!) be sure to use a light layer of concrete sealer and then a layer of food safe wax on top.

Photography done in collaboration with Jocelyn Noel Photography


  1. Amanda

    15 May

    Very cool project! I love this alternative to all the super-feminine cake stands we’re seeing right now

  2. Amanda

    15 May

    Food and crafting together! Great idea! Must try it soon.

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  3. Jennilyn

    26 May

    This is going on my to-do-soon list! Great idea!

  4. Oh my…l just love these!! Quick question though…how heavy are these?? I would love to create a dessert table with them but worried they would break the table!! LOL and what sealer and wax did you use to coat these to make them Food safe??

  5. GG McMurray

    3 April

    Brilliant, such a clever idea. I can’t wait to do, I’m going to use them in my garden. as plant stands. Thank you so much for these clever project. You made my day.

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